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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Bloomfield, NJ

Pediatric dentistry is kid-friendly dental care, carefully customized for the needs of the child. At Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC in Bloomfield, New Jersey, the dental care experts offer comprehensive children’s dental care in a comfortable environment. Make your child’s dental experiences positive from the very start by booking an appointment by phone or scheduling online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

When does my child need pediatric dentistry care?

The American Dental Association recommends a first dental visit either when your child’s first tooth erupts or when they turn one, whichever comes first. After that, children need twice-a-year pediatric dental care, including exams and teeth cleanings, to maintain good oral health.

What does pediatric dentistry include?

Pediatric dentistry at Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC includes everything your child needs for excellent oral health as they grow. This includes:

Education

The dental experts teach your child how to brush and floss using techniques that make oral hygiene fun rather than a chore. With this early education, your child learns to incorporate good dental care into their daily routine. That serves them well throughout their entire life.

The Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC experts also support parents by recommending tools and resources to use at home, such as entertaining tooth brushing videos for kids. 

Exams

During exams, your child’s dentist checks their whole mouth. Regular exams are the best way to detect emerging and potential issues, such as cavities and tooth alignment problems.

Teeth cleanings

Professional teeth cleanings remove the plaque and tartar buildup that your child might miss when brushing at home. 

Fluoride treatments

With regular fluoride treatments, your child gets extra cavity protection and stronger teeth. Fluoride treatments reduce cavities by 30% in children.

Dental sealants

Dental sealants — a thin layer of protective plastic coating over the teeth — prevent 80% of molar cavities in children. 

Treatments

Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC covers all children’s dental needs. This includes both scheduled and emergency dentistry. Children can get composite resin fillings, space maintainers, crowns, root canals, sports mouthguards, and anything else they need for optimal oral health.

If your child needs pediatric dental care, Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC can help at their comfortable and friendly Bloomfield office. 

How can I prepare my child for pediatric dentistry appointments?

Maintain a positive attitude regarding dental care and your child’s more likely to do the same. You can read books about going to the dentist or play “dental office” at home to get your child thinking positively about their upcoming visit.

On the day of the visit, bring a favorite toy or handheld game along as a distraction. Have a small (non-food) reward with you to give your child at the end of their visit, as well. 

Book your child’s pediatric dental care with the kid-friendly experts at Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC by calling the office or clicking the scheduling tool.